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Reopening a Closed Payroll Period

If a payroll period is closed early, any new time clock entries for the closed period are recorded but not totaled when employee timecards are printed. Which is great because employees can still use the time clock to record their time. So you'll still see all the punch times, but they won't be reflected in the report totals. All you have to do is reopen the payroll period and run your employee timecards again. Then everything will be right as rain.

You also can’t add or edit past timecard entries until the payroll period is reopened. All you have to do is reopen the payroll period, make your edits, and then close the period again. Most of the time, it's just the prior payroll period that needs to be reopened. If you need to reopen a payroll period that goes back a few months, give us a call so we can discuss how that may impact your time clock software.

To reopen a closed payroll period, go to the Tools menu and choose Payroll Period. In the Current Period section, enter the start date of the payroll period you want to reopen. Change the start date back when you're all done.

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